Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel

Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel

Sponsored Trainer Highlight: Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel

Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel of First Choice Farms needs no introduction. Since arriving from Germany in 1984, she has trained numerous horses to Grand Prix level including stallion, Tonico do Top. Even at the highest of levels, Felicitas is able to ride her horses in a snaffle bridle which is a testament to her principles and training approach. Her strength lies in "making the horse more beautiful, and allowing them to express themselves".

She is sympathetic to the horse and each is trained according to his individual needs and temperament following classical dressage principles. Felicitas patiently encourages the horse to stretch into a soft hand, lift his back and carry his own neck “as if peering over the edge of a cliff”. She bases her work on classical methods as exemplified by the best of the European tradition. Riders and auditors benefit immensely from the creative and effective strategies Felicitas shares with them.

Felicitas says: "Finding Kingsley Boots has been amazing!! Riding boots are an incredibly important part of my equipment. I am very picky about the feel, for years I have been looking for a boot that would allow me to be aware of the horse´s rib cage with my calf through a soft leather, while still looking traditional and not field boot like."

"Marissa Gentner, from the Distinguished Rider has helped me in the last couple of years to find just that in different styles and models. The London, Olbia, and Orlando boot models have been perfect! The options are beautiful, love the touch of my monogram on one of them and matching belts and spur straps finish the look."

"Nevermind the lined winter boots, make the cold just that much more bearable! If all of this is not enough, I am totally taken by the paddock boots, they made travel just a little more comfortable and certainly add to my blue jeans!"

See Felicitas and The Distinguished Rider in person at the Symposium at Canterbury Stables in Cazenovia, New York on July 30th and 31st, 2022!

For more information about Felicitas and her farm, First Choice Farms, click here

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